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tv   U.S. House Meets for Legislative Business  CSPAN  March 27, 2017 1:59pm-2:09pm EDT

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were moving this bill, including president obama, they wanted single-payer, medicare for all. day,hey were king for a the insurance companies would have been cut out of the deal altogether. there are a lot of moderate democrats, and at that time they had a ton of blue dogs in the house and a lot of moderates from purple states in the senate, and they could not pass that liberal agenda that they would have done if they had the choice. no, there is no board, no insurance company board, that made the decisions. it was a compromise, as all legislation is. the result is what we have. also, it needs to be improved, >> we'll leave this conversation at this point as the u.s. house is about to gavel in for legislative work on three bills dealing with the emergency preparedness.
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the house is likely to go into recess and then return for votes at 6:30 eastern. live coverage now of the u.s. house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. in this moment of prayer, please grant to the members of this people's house your grace, endow them with the gifts of wisdom that in their words and actions, they will do justice, love with mercy and walk humbly with you. in so many places in our world,
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there are people living with unrest and uncertainty, most ems in syria and south sudan. in our own country there is great concern about the future of health care among our citizens. bring comfort to all who live in fear of their lives and welfare into the future and empower those who have the access and ability to be of meaningful assistance. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1, rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from indiana, mr. messer. mr. messer: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with
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berty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: permission to address the house the for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, the bizarre totalitarian regime in north korea threatens american families and our south korean al eyes by testing nuclear weapons. i am grateful this week the house foreign affairs committee will consider house resolution 92, a resolution i introduced in february condemning north korea and calling for additional sanctions. the committee will consider h.r. 479 designating north korea as a state sponsor of terrorism and h.r. 1644 to enhance sanctions
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with respect to companies and individuals doing business and enabling the regime in north korea. i appreciate the leadership of chairman ed royce and ranking member engel of the house foreign affairs committee as we address the threats posed by north korea. additionally, congratulations to the university of south carolina men's baseball team and head coach martin in their victory last night in new york. am congratulating the gamecongresses. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? mr. messer: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. . messer: mr. speaker,
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hoosiers don't like obamacare. and they've worked hard for six years to stop it. electing a republican house majority, a republican senate majority and eventually president trump. all on the promise to repeal and replace this failed law. that's what's made last week's failure to vote in the house so disheartening. it's inside baseball, politics as usual and it's not ok. not ok to the millions of families facing soaring premiums and worst health care under obamacare. and it shouldn't be ok to any of us. we cannot walk away now without even a vote with so much at stake. this debate has gotten really complicated, but to me, it's really simple.
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we need to do what we said we would do. keep our promise to the american people and repeal this failed law with something better. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair lays before the house an enrolled resolution. the clerk: house joint resolution 83, joint resolution disapproving the rules submitted by the department of labor relating to clarification of employers' continuing obligation to maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury or illness. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the
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>> it improved itself. and we are at that same point today before an industrial economy and information economy or however you want to say it. that creates amazing opportunity to not just survive, but to create a more perfect union. >> i believe that the cyber facility agenda in general is a superimportant agenda that needs to be pushed. and cybersecurity is a problem that is here to stay. >> watch "the communicators" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span 2. >> president trump has nominated former georgia governor sonny
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perdue to be agriculture secretary. they held his confirmation hearing. he said he will be a strong advocate for farmers and rural communities and talked about the importance of trade. this is about 2.5 hours.


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